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Synoptic scale, mesoscale and the Marion Bermuda Race

Synoptic scale, mesoscale and the Marion Bermuda Race

The Marion Bermuda sailboat race took place a week earlier than normal this year due to the America’s Cup races going on in Bermuda, thus allowing the racers to become spectators for that event once they reached the island.

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An early start to the tropical season

An early start to the tropical season

In a few months when the Atlantic tropical season gets underway, many folks might wonder why the first named storm at that time begins with “B” instead of “A.”

Hurricane-force lows

Hurricane-force lows

Low-pressure systems are the weather systems that produce most of the “bad” weather over the world’s oceans, meaning strongest winds and roughest seas.

Tropical cyclone season underway

Tropical cyclone season underway

The start of the Atlantic hurricane season was June 1, and in the eastern Pacific the season began on May 15.

An update: Useful public weather websites

An update: Useful public weather websites

When I first began writing these newsletters in 2007, in one of the first issues I wrote about the availability of weather data for mariners on the Internet.

Another big ship gets in trouble

Another big ship gets in trouble

Once again a large ship encountered difficulties due to weather in February of 2016, and this was a major news story.

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